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The Latest: Tweet recalls queen's loving anniversary speech

Apr. 10, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99: LONDON — The Twitter account of Britain's royal family has featured a tribute Queen Elizabeth II gave to Prince Philip for the couple's 50th wedding anniversary. ...

Kim compares North Korea's economic woes to 1990s famine

Apr. 09, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called for waging another “arduous march” to fight severe economic difficulties, for the first time comparing them to a 1990s famine that killed hundreds of thousands. Kim had previously said his country...

Taiwan will fight 'to the very last day' if China attacks

Apr. 07, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s foreign minister on Wednesday said the island will defend itself “to the very last day” if attacked by China. Joseph Wu said China’s attempts at conciliation while engaging in military intimidation are sending “mixed signals”...

Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer

Apr. 07, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — They're not leaders for life — not technically, at least. But in political reality, the powerful tenures of China's Xi Jinping and, as of this week, Russia's Vladimir Putin are looking as if they will extend much deeper into the 21st century — even as the two superpowers...

China condemns 2 ex-Xinjiang officials in separatism cases

Apr. 07, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a former education official and a former legal official in the northwestern region of Xinjiang to death with a two-year reprieve on charges including separatism and bribe taking. Sattar Sawut and Shirzat Bawudun are the latest of many...

Serbia's leader chooses Chinese-made vaccine for own shot

Apr. 06, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic finally rolled up his sleeve for a coronavirus vaccine Tuesday, seeking to encourage his country's increasingly skeptical citizens to get the shots themselves. A live TV broadcast showed Vucic, 51, taking a jab...

Eating our lunch: Biden points to China in development push

Apr. 06, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing for trillions of dollars in development spending, President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are directing Americans’ eyes to the rear-view mirror, pointing to a booming, ambitious China they say is threatening to quickly overtake the United States in global...

Eating our lunch: Biden points to China in development push

Apr. 05, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing for trillions of dollars in development spending, President Joe Biden and Democratic lawmakers are directing Americans’ eyes to the rear-view mirror, pointing to a booming, ambitious China they say is threatening to quickly overtake the United States in global...

South Korean foreign minister meets Chinese counterpart

Apr. 03, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — South Korea’s foreign minister met his Chinese counterpart in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen on Saturday, as Seoul seeks to improve ties with its top trading partner even as U.S.-China relations remain strained. Ahead of the trip, South Korea's...

Biden invites Russia, China to first global climate talks

Mar. 27, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is including rivals Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping of China among the invitees to the first big climate talks of his administration, an event the U.S. hopes will help shape, speed up and deepen global efforts to cut climate-wrecking fossil fuel...